Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

World / Politics Sep 17, 2018

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Echoing some of U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory ...

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

World Oct 18, 2015

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

As a special forces officer in the Egyptian Army, Hisham al-Ashmawy trained in the desert, learning camouflage, survival techniques and how to hunt the enemy in rough terrain. Now he has turned militant and uses that training to help fellow jihadis fight the government. Ashmawy's ...

Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

World Feb 19, 2015

Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

When President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not like Iraq or Syria." Gags like this are in short ...